Safer Travel

Destination Specific Travel Safety Information | CRF Est: 2002

Safer Travel

Coronavirus (COVID-19): what you need to do

Stay at home

  • Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (but only if you cannot work from home)
  • If you go out, stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people at all times
  • Wash your hands as soon as you get home

Do not meet others, even friends or family. You can spread the virus even if you don’t have symptoms.

Travel & Safety Information

Caroline’s Rainbow Foundation was established in 2002 following the tragic death of Caroline Ann Stuttle. For their 10-year anniversary the charity built and launched its Safer Travel App. A comprehensive, destination specific travel safety guide.


Over 8 years of research we have collected travel safety information for over 350 popular tourist and backpacker destinations. Safer Travel provides; travel safety tips, useful contacts, areas to avoid and common crimes as well as suggesting must-see highlights and attractions.

Our team is now checking and re-verifying all content, every week we will be adding new cities to safertravel.org

Recently added Cities


We are adding new cities and updating information every week.

Choose a Country


Each country gives an overview travel safety related information, from there visit a city for specific safety tips and advice written by people who have actually been there.

Featured Travel Tips


Over the years we have collected many great travellers tips, this means many moments of ‘Oh, if I had only known!” can be avoided. Here are a featured selection of top travel tips collected from experienced travellers from around the world.

Travellers Questions

  • Are there any places I should avoid visiting?

    We would never say don’t go anywhere. It’s your choice. What we would say is make sure you are prepared and you know what you might expect during your visit. As long as you have done your research you can make yourself as safe as possible in the places you are visiting.

  • What should I take with me backpacking?

    Firstly remember, whatever you take you will have to carry with you for the whole travelling experience. Don’t take anything you can’t afford to lose or can’t replace. At a minimum make sure you have the follow, the rest you can buy.

    1. Passport
    2. Phone and adapters
    3. Notebook and pencil
    4. Lock for your bag
    5. Clothes and laundry bag
    6. Comfortable shoes and flip flops
    7. Water bottle
    8. Toiletries and painkillers
    9. First aid kit
  • What are the safest countries in the world to visit?

    The Institute for Economics and Peace released its Global Peace Index for last year, this is their ranking of the world’s safest countries.

    1. Iceland
    2. New Zealand
    3. Austria
    4. Portugal
    5. Denmark
    6. Canada
    7. Czech Republic
    8. Singapore
    9. Japan
    10. Ireland